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9 February 2011

$18bn pipeline of PE-backed IPOs forecast so far for 2011

Around $18bn of private equity-backed company IPOs are forecast so far this year, as public markets continue to thaw.

9 February 2011

TPG credit arm closes $604m aviation fund


The distressed credit investment arm of US private equity firm TPG has closed a $604m fund to invest in opportunities in the global aviation industry.

8 February 2011

Merlin to conjure up £1bn for small businesses

The deal being hammered out between the UK government and its banking giants – codenamed Project Merlin – will see them lending an extra £1bn (€1.1bn) to small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

8 February 2011

Terra Firma approaches Lloyd’s insurer Chaucer

Terra Firma has approached Lloyd's of London insurer Chaucer, in what may indicate a swift jump into deal-making following the loss of EMI to Citigroup, according to reports.

8 February 2011

Billboard giant Clear Channel files for $750m note offering

Private equity-owned billboard and radio advertising company Clear Channel has filed for a $750m note offering to repay debt.

8 February 2011

Golden Gate submits rival bid for semiconductor company Conexant

US firm Golden Gate Private Equity has submitted a bid for semiconductor company Conexant, weeks after the company accepted a bid from smart mixed-signal connectivity specialist Standard Microsystems (SMSC).

8 February 2011

Warburg, Vestar nears $1bn Triton Container deal

US private equity firms Vestar Capital Partners and Warburg Pincus are nearing a deal worth around $1bn to acquire Triton Container International, the world's largest container leasing company, from owners the Pritzker family.

8 February 2011

Beringea sells Saffron Digital

Transatlantic venture capital firm Beringea has sold its stake in Saffron Digital, a developer of video delivery platforms, to smartphone designer HTC Corporation, in a deal valuing the company at £30m (€35.4m).

8 February 2011

Zurmont Madison expands management team

Swiss private equity firm Zurmont Madison has expanded its management team with the promotion of Daniel Anliker, Kurt Hitz and Andres Ziegler to partner.

8 February 2011

Swiss-Asia launches €500m China-focused cogeneration fund

Singapore-based fund manager Swiss-Asia Financial Services has launched an infrastructure investment fund, the China District Energy Fund, a with a target size of €500m.

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